The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Thursday, dismissed the purported disqualification of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) from the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.
A faction of the party led by Chief Jude Okeke had on Wednesday suspended the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, from the party for alleged anti-party activities.
Soludo had since secured the APGA ticket for the state election after winning the party’s primaries held in Awka, the state capital, the same day.
But the Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, who dismissed the report in a chat with journalists in Abuja, insisted that there are no factions in APGA.
The development means the electoral commission has recognised the exercise that produced Soludo as the party’s candidate for the governorship election.
“As far as INEC is concerned, there are no factions in APGA. The commission deals with only one National Chairman and one Secretary of the party. Their details are on the INEC website,” Oyekanmi said.
“Secondly, the commission did not and has not said that APGA will not participate in the Anambra Governorship election.”